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Jennings A. Jones College of Business Middle Tennessee State University. Computer Information Systems. Jennings A. Jones College of Business Middle Tennessee State University. CIS Majors have great jobs, money, and fun!. A Computer Information Systems Degree.

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computer information systems

Jennings A. Jones

College of Business

Middle Tennessee State

University

Computer InformationSystems

Jennings A. Jones

College of Business

Middle Tennessee State University

CIS Majors have great jobs, money, and fun!

a computer information systems degree
A Computer Information Systems Degree
  • Provides you with a unique combination of business and technical skills
  • Prepares you to solve business problems through the development and application of information systems
  • Positions you for an exciting, rewarding career

Business

+ Technology

= Solutions

why major in cis
Why Major in CIS ?
  • High demand
  • Competitive salary
  • Fun and challenging

work

off shoring myths
Off Shoring Myths
  • Locally, there is a high number of job availabilities and the number is growing
  • Demand for IT workers is exceeding supply
  • “There will always be a place locally for good technologists”
        • Janet Miller, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • The most creative technical work is not likely to be outsourced
        • Owen Thomas and Rob Kelley, “The 10 fastest-growing jobs” www.CNNMoney.com
cis jobs are
CIS Jobs are

HOT

  • Technology is the fastest growing sector for jobs www.CNNMoney.com
  • One of the ten hottest careers for college graduates www.collegeboard.com
  • According to Robert Half Technology survey, despite concerns of economic recession, 20% of CIOs intend to hire new technology workers www.CIO.com
information technology industry
Information Technology Industry
  • Demand for technology workers is higher than it has been in five years (Robert Half Technology)
  • 1 million new IT jobs are predicted between 2004 and 2014 (The Bureau of Labor)
  • Average starting salaries for IT will increase 5.3% over 2007

James Maguire “The 2008 IT Salary Guide”, Datamation November, 2007

fastest growing occupations in tennessee through 2014
Fastest Growing Occupations in Tennessee through 2014

Top 12 fastest growing occupations in Tennessee requiring a bachelor’s degree during 2004-2014 www.acinet.org

advertised it jobs in nashville
Advertised IT Jobs in Nashville

319% Growth Since 2004!

Nashville Technology Council Jan, 2008

starting salaries
Starting Salaries
  • Median starting salaries for individuals receiving bachelor’s degrees in computer and information sciences is $45,000

www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf08304/

average salaries
Average Salaries

Job Titles Annual Earnings

  • Computer Software Engineers $79,930
  • Network Systems Analysts $60,600
  • Database Administrators $60,650

www.CNNMoney.com

annual median salaries in nashville as of march 2008
Annual Median Salaries in Nashville as of March 2008
  • Application Software Engineer/Developer
    • Level I $51,909
    • Level II $65,411
    • Level III $81,173
  • Network Administrator
    • Level I $44,615
    • Level II $56,606
    • Level III $63,947
  • Application Systems Analyst
    • Level I $47,702
    • Level II $59,049
    • Level III $72,680

www.dice.com

annual median salaries in nashville as of march 20081
Annual Median Salaries in Nashville as of March 2008
  • IT Auditor
    • Level I $46,775
    • Level II $61,391
    • Level III $74,765
  • Database Administrator $82,130
  • Web Developer $67,885
  • Sr. Web Developer $77,797
  • IS Manager $97,255

www.dice.com

myth only nerds major in cis
Myth: Only Nerds Major in CIS
  • CIS majors become business professionals who work with both people and technology
  • Incorrect image of IT professionals
    • “The stereotypical image of an IT professional is one of a technology geek who spends his or her day in a dark basement office next to the server room…” 1

1“Vertical markets: Busting the myth of the IT nerd” Precision Marketing Mar 23, 2007, p. 21

myth only nerds major in cis1
Myth: Only Nerds Major in CIS
  • Reality about IT professional image
    • “A survey by database software developer Embarcardero reveal that, contrary to popular belief, IT professionals are not tied to their computers. Many are enthusiastic sportsmen and lots consider themselves to be competent cooks these days. Of course, this may have always been the case, but no one noticed.” 1

1“Vertical markets: Busting the myth of the IT nerd” Precision Marketing Mar 23, 2007, p. 21

technology careers provide fun and challenging opportunities
Technology careers provide fun and challenging opportunities!
  • 94% technology workers are happy with their career
  • 88% would recommend their career to others

Anne Fisher, “10 Great Job Markets for Techies” www.CNNMoney.comMay 2007

on the job it workers use a variety of skills
On the Job, IT Workers use a Variety of Skills

Skills companies are looking for in Recent IT graduates

  • Analytical / Problem solving skills
  • Soft Skills such as communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, and organization
  • Love for IT
  • Interest in life long learning
  • Business Acumen
  • Programming and Database skills

Survey conducted by the Nashville Technology Council, January 2008

is a cis degree right for you
Is a CIS Degree Right For You ?
  • Do you want to work in a field where demand for jobs is increasing?
  • Do you want a competitive salary?
  • Do you want to make an impact by providing innovative solutions for business problems?
  • Do you like working with technology?
  • Do you like working with people?

If your answer is “yes”, then a

CIS degree may be right for you!